Caitlin Mahoney
Cornell University
Caitlin Mahoney
Assistant Coach
Division 1

Mahoney trains the Big Reds defensive specialists in addition to working on team passing and team defensive schemes.   Prior to the 2015 season, Mahoney was promoted to the top assistant position and in her first year she helped develop sophomore Chelsea Sincox in her first season as the teams libero. Sincox finished the campaign ranked sixth in the Ivy League with 4.0 digs per set and her 364 digs on the year ranked 12th in Cornell history for digs in a single season. Mahoney also helped develop freshman Natalie Danenhuer as the teams primary defensive specialist. The rookie finished the year ranked second on the team with 2.93 digs per set, a mark that jumped to 3.48 in Ivy League action. Mahoney was instrumental in helping libero Natasha Rowland 15 to become Cornells first-ever Ivy League Defensive Player Of The Year, earning the programs first major Ivy award in volleyball since Liz Bishop '06 was named Player of the Year in 2006. Rowlands finished the 2014 season ranked first in the Ivy League and sixth in the nation with 5.67 digs per set, a mark that was also good for second place in Cornell history for digs per set in a single season. She was also a second-team All-Ivy honoree after recording double-digit digs in every single match in 2014 and finishing the campaign with the fourth most digs in Cornell history.   In her first season with the Big Red, Mahoney helped  Rowland to the first All-Ivy accolade of her career, as the junior libero finished the season ranked second in the conference and 33rd in the nation with 5.06 digs per set. With her 506 digs on the season, Rowland finished 2013 ranked third overall in Cornell history for digs in a single season, a mark that was also good enough for 18th overall in Ivy League history.  A two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, Mahoney played for the Cyclones from 2008-11, helping the team to three NCAA tournament appearances, including a berth to the Sweet Sixteen and a pair of trips to the Elite Eight. She left Iowa State as the 12th-most active player in program history, seeing action in 413 sets and 120 matches, serving as the teams defensive specialist/Libero. Mahoney graduated from ISU in 2012 with a degree in marketing before embarking on a professional volleyball career both in the United States and overseas. She played in Innsbruck, Austria for the club VC Tirol, serving as team captain. Mahoney also  played two seasons with Team Iowa Ice, which was coached by Cornell head coach Trudy Vande Berg. Team Iowa Ice won the Premier Volleyball League title in 2013, after a runner-up finish the previous season. A native of Omaha, Neb., Mahoney attended Marian High School, where she earned all-metro and all-state first-team honors. She graduated as the Nebraska state record holder for service aces in a match, in a season, and in a career.Caitlin Mahoney